Reopened in January 6th of 2003, after a facelift lead by Robert Cupp Jr., The Rookery at Marco never really left the classical and sophisticated layout of the 1991 design by Joe Lee. However, most notable changes are evident in the form of better turf conditions especially with the new grass type, Tif Eagle, on the putting surfaces. Pristine, genuine and luscious define the greens on this course that was designated as a member of the Audubon Cooperative Sanctuary program. To add to the holistic golf vacation experience is the impressive landscape from the tees to the clubhouse that proves this course to plant the most memorable experience.
Blending to the amazing natural topography and quiet ambiance are the five sets of tee boxes that walks through the spacious fairways and assimilative greens containing a quantity of quality bunkers on the way. The marshes, lakes and ponds in The Rookery at Marco serve more than just view, but as a roadblock sort of challenge where players need to step up a game a level higher. On them, the tees need to be navigated off. This golf vacation destination only becomes lenient at the 3 front sets where the carries are accomplishable.
The championship tees of this 7180 yards on a 143 slope golf trip course anticipates players’ full force on the tactical play of the field added by the The Rookery at Marco backs that measure 6767 with a 137 slope. Equally challenging are the middle tees stretching 6430 with a 128 slope. But only having 1 par four tops 400 yards in length. Providing an alternate set is the 5884 with a 117 slope for men, and 136 for women. All features are made with the intention to create more advocates in this course at Naples, Florida.